What is Knee Replacement Surgery?

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Knee replacement surgery has been refined and evolved into a common procedure with predictable outcomes. Advances in surgical technology and techniques have ensured that the procedure is accurate, safe, and reduces pain significantly for most patients. In essence, orthopedic surgeons replace the damaged knee by removing damaged bones and cartilage from the kneecap and substituting new effective artificial joints made of top-quality medical grade plastics, polymers and metal alloys. Compared to older types of artificial knees that were crude hinges, the current artificial knees are properly designed to suit the patient’s overall health, age, level of activity and weight. Moreover, most individuals recover most–if not all–of their previous range of motion.